The emotional new gay drama Why Not You follows Mario (Thomas Prenn), a sensitive and somewhat self-destructive young dancer, who finds difficulty in the day-to-day life of his small Italian village.
At a local festival, Mario he reunites with Lenz (Noah Saavedra), a former childhood friend who left town long ago. Instantly, old memories and suppressed feelings rise to the surface. Mario quickly becomes fixated on Lenz, who is now living out his dreams as an actor in Rome.
Inspired, Mario decides to follow his friend to the Italian capital. When they meet in a gay bar, it becomes painfully clear that Lenz does not reciprocate his feelings. The night takes a far more tragic turn when armed men rush in and Lenz falls victim to their attack. Escaping unharmed, Mario’s life will be forever altered by the incident and the loss that follows.
The debut feature of writer-director Evi Romen, Why Not You is a challenging character drama, following a disoriented young man who senses that he must find a place for himself in the world.
Watch the trailer for Why Not You below and click here to order your copy. The film will be available on DVD starting this week.